Kik is a place where you can chat with random people that you find online and also with your friends or family. It is a great way to make online friendships with people around the globe. Kik first started off as just a messaging app, but later on they have added many features such as calls, video calls, and of course, sending pictures. When using Kik, you do not really know who you are chatting with because one of the biggest Kik features is anonymity. So whenever you are using this app, remember to stay safe and always be alerted.
See also: How to stay safe on Kik
About the video call feature
They only recently added a video call feature on Kik. It was the most requested feature, so they decided to listen to their users and actually add it to the app. Since then, the number of their monthly registered users has been getting bigger and bigger. You are able to video chat with others on Kik, but the videos are shown as a small little bubble on the screen that is not bigger than your profile icon. While you have a video chat you will still be able to send messages, gifs, stickers, and photos in the actual chat with that person. The Kik has said that they have decided to add this feature to the app because they want to make it look like people are seeing each other and talking to each other in real life, even when that is not really possible. They have also said that they focus on teens that are using their app, so they wanted to make them more comfortable and to grant their wishes. As you can see, Kik really cares about its users.
How to make video calls on Kik
- Well for starters, open the Kik app on your phone and makes sure that you are logged in to your account.
- Find a friend, among the list of friends you are able to chat with and open their chat.
- When your chat shows up, look for the little camera button that should be located somewhere in the top right corner of your phone’s screen. Click on that button, and when it becomes blue you will know that the call has been sent, and now you just need to wait for that other person to accept it and to enter that call. If you perhaps do not see this button in your chat screen, make sure that you are using the latest version of the Kik app, you can check that in the App Store or at the Google Play Store. If a new version of the app is currently available, download and install it and try these steps again.
- If your friend accepts your video call invitation, their picture should show up in the form of a little bubble on your screen, and you will be able to see them. As we previously said, you will still be able to send messages and other stuff in the chat even if you are currently in a video call.
If you want to make group chats on Kik
The steps to video calling a group of friends on Kik are the same as the ones that we wrote above. You will be able to have a video chat with a maximum of six people in Kik. And when each friend accepts the video call, their bubble will show up on the screen of other users. The bubbles are going to be pushed to the right side of the phone screen when all of the people join in the video chat. You will still be able to see them you just need to swipe left.